MMiller

Once again, beware in San Francisco, CA

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MMiller    9

A while back, we discussed the hazards of being robbed of camera equipment, especially in San Francisco, but in this case and a couple of others not very long ago, photographers visiting San Francisco were not only robbed of their equipment, but murdered too. I imagine most big cities pose similar hazards, yet this place, Twin Peaks with the great views of  San Francisco , where I too have photographed, is close to home. 

 

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/state/article161929978.html

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JeffGreenberg    358

Crikey.

No leads???

Any other places in world currently where

photographers specifically are targeted?

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MMiller    9

No leads I know of. I imagine that in the future we could "digitally sign" a unique code into our camera equipment as we buy and sell legally, that goes in conjunction with serial numbers (some national or international registry like with auto registration numbers), so it would be worthless to thieves?

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chris24    240

For this reason I am buying a Sony RX100 M3 for use when out solo.

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JeffGreenberg    358
8 minutes ago, chris24 said:

For this reason I am buying a Sony RX100 M3 for use when out solo.

 

Not going to matter to some out-of-touch-drug-crazed addicts needing fast cash to buy next high...

Pessimistic view, but...

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DDoug    832

Thanks for the heads up, Mark. I'm headed there in a few weeks and will take it into account when deciding what to go and shoot.

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wiskerke    1,841
22 minutes ago, DDoug said:

Thanks for the heads up, Mark. I'm headed there in a few weeks and will take it into account when deciding what to go and shoot.

 

+1

 

wim

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Betty LaRue    1,052
22 hours ago, JeffGreenberg said:

 

Not going to matter to some out-of-touch-drug-crazed addicts needing fast cash to buy next high...

Pessimistic view, but...

Wise view.

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njene    68

this is why a monopod with a sturdy ballhead is good part of your gear

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Inchiquin    494
8 hours ago, njene said:

this is why a monopod with a sturdy ballhead is good part of your gear

 

Not a lot of use against a gun, though.

 

Alan

 

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JeffGreenberg    358

So easy for peer photographers to do nothing -- it didn't happen to you...

Does anyone know pertinent email addresses...? mayor, police, cvb

I'd like to see campaign pressuring city-police to get results, if possible.

Hundreds-Thousand+ photographers sending something like this:

 

"Dear City of San Francisco"

"Dear City of SF Police Dept"

 

Concerning recent photographer Edward French murder

at Twin Peaks viewpoint, has there been any resolution?

I am also a photographer & (delaying, postponing, canceling)

my future visit to San Francisco until this murder is resolved"

regards Name"

 

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DDoug    832

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Twin-Peaks-killing-in-SF-prompts-call-for-extra-11297827.php

 

Supervisor Norman Yee at City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244
San Francisco, Ca 94102-4689
(415) 554-6516 - voice
(415) 554-6546 - fax
Norman.Yee@sfgov.org

 

Mayor Ed Lee
twitter: @mayoredlee
http://sfmayor.org/

Office of the Mayor
City Hall, Room 200, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place,
San Francisco, CA, 94102
415-554-6141

 

Chief of Police
William "Bill" Scott
Chief of Police - William Scott
1245 3rd Street, 6th floor, San Francisco, Ca 94158

http://sanfranciscopolice.org/chief-police

 

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